GERMAN HELMETS: THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN
Author: Dan Tylisz
Publisher: Casemate Publishing, Jan 2012
The wide array of more than 150 original German helmets shown here is only a glimpse of their huge variety, but it captures the general trends in WW2 German equipment camouflage. 240 photos; 8x10 inches, 84 pgs.
In the first volume of this new series by Militaria Magazine, collectors will discover a new aspect of helmet camouflage, focusing on the spontaneous gesture of the front-line soldier, the individuality and sometimes moving aspect of ?battlefield found? helmets.
Impressive by their historical dimension, camouflaged helmets, whether the plain result of personal initiative or produced by teams of experienced artists, often reproduce the colors and patterns applied to tanks and guns.
The wide array of more than 150 original German helmets shown here is only a glimpse of their huge variety, but it captures the general trends in WW2 German equipment camouflage. From the crude and elementary mottling with issue or civilian paints to the imaginative and complicated patterns evolved within sedentary units, the veteran soldier also completed his work by adding various texturing elements.
Most of these helmets originate from private collections and were found on the Normandy battlefield. The majority were photographed in natural light, to enhance the actual efficiency of their camouflage finish.
A must-have book for all German militaria and helmet collectors, and camouflage enthusiasts.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?Nearly all the 150-plus helmets from private collections were photographed in natural light to evidence the earth tones, subtleties and patterns, and overall camouflage effect of the many helmets... for the advanced military collector and others interested in activities of ordinary German soldiers in WWII.?
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW , 2011-12-14